The full version of this story was originally published on WRAL TechWire, and shared with ExitEvent through a content partnership.
By Rick Smith, WRAL TechWire Editor
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — The former CTO of fast-growing Wilmington startup Next Glass
has launched his own new venture with the aim of changing the future of how we type. Is "CrossTap" the software you will use to type messages on multiple devices in the future?
"CrossTap: Universal typing software from the future," is how Forrest Maready describes his new venture.
"Our thumbs have become the main input for nearly any digital device.
CrossTap is designed from the ground up to work with two fingers in such a way that you can type nearly the same on any device- phones, tablets, game controllers even cars," the founder explains. You can watch a video here:
CrossTap emerged from stealth mode over the weekend with a launch of a Kickstarter campaign. Maready already has recruited a team of four developers and is aiming to offer the software in multiple languages. The group has already raised $2,115 from 43 backers.
The money goal is $72,000.
So what's this all about?